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Weather ReportHeavy Weather

Label:Columbia – PC 34418, Columbia – 34418
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Terre Haute Press
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Jazz
Style:Fusion

Tracklist

A1Birdland
Bass, Mandocello, VocalsJaco Pastorius
Composed By, Synthesizer [Oberheim Polyphonic, Arp 2600], Piano [Acoustic], Vocals, MelodicaJoe Zawinul
Soprano Saxophone, Tenor SaxophoneWayne Shorter
TambourineManolo Badrena
5:59
A2A Remark You Made
Composed By, Electric Piano [Rhodes], Synthesizer [Arp 2600, Oberheim Polyphonic]Joe Zawinul
Tenor SaxophoneWayne Shorter
6:52
A3Teen Town
Composed By, Drums, BassJaco Pastorius
CongasManolo Badrena
Electric Piano [Rhodes], Synthesizer [Arp 2600, Oberheim Polyphonic], MelodicaJoe Zawinul
Soprano SaxophoneWayne Shorter
2:53
A4Harlequin
Composed By, Soprano SaxophoneWayne Shorter
Synthesizer [Arp 2600, Oberheim Polyphonic], Piano [Acoustic], Electric Piano [Rhodes]Joe Zawinul
VocalsManolo Badrena
4:00
B1Rumba Mamá
Composed By [Co-composer], Congas, Tom Tom [Tom Toms]Alejandro "Alex" Acuña*
Composed By, Vocals, Timbales, CongasManolo Badrena
2:12
B2Palladíum
Bass, Steel DrumsJaco Pastorius
Composed By, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor SaxophoneWayne Shorter
Congas, PercussionManolo Badrena
Synthesizer [Arp 2600], Electric Piano [Rhodes]Joe Zawinul
4:45
B3The Juggler
Bass, MandocelloJaco Pastorius
Composed By, Electric Piano [Rhodes], Synthesizer [Arp 2600], Piano [Acoustic], Guitar, TablaJoe Zawinul
Drums, HandclapsAlejandro "Alex" Acuña*
PercussionManolo Badrena
Soprano SaxophoneWayne Shorter
5:05
B4Havona
Composed By, BassJaco Pastorius
Piano [Acoustic], Synthesizer [Oberheim Polyphonic, Arp 2600]Joe Zawinul
Soprano SaxophoneWayne Shorter
6:03
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Exclusive Management: Cavallo-Ruffalo Management, Beverly Hills, California.

Special thanks to Tom Oberheim and his Polyphonic Synthesizer.

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  • Matrix / Runout (Label A): AL 34418
  • Matrix / Runout (Label B): BL 34418
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1: runout side A etched [Artisan Sound Recorders logo, o stamped]): PAL-34418-1D Artisan logo o T
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1: runout side B etched): PBL-34418-1D
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  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3: runout side B etched [o stamped]): T1 PBL 34418-1AD XG o 4
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  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 5: Side B etched): T1 PBL 34418-1AD D
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 6: runout side A etched [o stamped]): PAL-34418-1J C6 15 G
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 6: runout side B etched [o stamped]): PAL-34418-1AD XG C6 T
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 7: runout side A etched [Artisan Sound Recorders logo stamped]): PAL-34418-1D
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 7: runout side B etched [Artisan Sound Recorders logo stamped]): T PBL-34418-1D

Other Versions (5 of 148)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Heavy Weather (LP, Album)CBSSBP 234974Australia1977
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Heavy Weather (LP, Album)CBSS 81775UK & Europe1977
Heavy Weather (LP, Album)Columbia, Columbia, ColumbiaWPC 34418, 34418, PC 34418Canada1977
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Heavy Weather (LP, Album, Promo)ColumbiaPC 34418US1977
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Heavy Weather (LP, Album)CBSCBS 81775Italy1977

Reviews

  • mikeSF_'s avatar
    mikeSF_
    Edited 8 months ago
    In the late '60s as post-bop gave way to fusion, many veteran jazz artists (MilesD, HerbieH, FreddieH, KennyB) slipped into musical projects to explore this new genre. Weather Report seems to have been a safe haven for such talent. Founded by Joe Zawinul, formerly of Cannonball's band, and later Miles Davis, The band shuffled through some personnel changes in its first 5 years, finally settling on core members which included Zawinul, Shorter(veteran of the greatest Miles Davis quintet), and rising star Jaco Pastoruis.

    This album is from '77, and showcases the exceptional synth skills Joe had acquired. Although his keyboard patches sound very dated by today's standards, the playing by Joe and all members is utterly fresh. The heads are fairly simple, allowing a wide berth for improvisational expression by each artist. Although I find Shorter to be the veteran star on this record, it also feels very much like a bass showcase for Jaco. Admittedly, his personality craved attention, and he seems to always be poking out somewhere in every tune. Nevertheless, he brings two amazing vehicles to the party, "Teen Town" and "Havona". Ask any self-respecting jazz bassist to sing the head to TT and they will happily oblige.

    Standing just above the other tracks, "Birdland" is utterly catchy and cleverly arranged, and defines the '70s fusion sound to perfection. Later covered by screamin' trumpeter Maynard Ferguson, it became the choice of every middle school jazz band of the '80s.

    Recording a super clean and beautifully mixed. Nice soundstage and an excellent pressing.

    4.5 stars. Recommended.

    • Adriantool's avatar
      Adriantool
      Warm sound, clean and shiny, as its supposed to be.
      • amazing_potato's avatar
        a classic that changed my view on bass and this is one of my best sounding records defiantly the best american press in my collection
        • Christronics's avatar
          Christronics
          The track Birdland is worth the price of the record alone...
          • sam6246's avatar
            sam6246
            It's got a couple low slow songs that could have any of the Jackson's singing along with, also has a tears for fears essence that is appealing. Very happy tunes, much like a first season of Saturday night live, happiness.

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